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KC Das Commerce College, Guwahati (Gauhati), Assam



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KC Das Commerce College, Guwahati (Gauhati), Assam
Address:PO Rehabari, Chatribari
Guwahati (Gauhati) (District Guwahati)
Assam, India
Pin Code : 781008


KC Das Commerce College, Guwahati (Gauhati) Assam is a recognised institute / college. KC Das Commerce College, Guwahati (Gauhati) Assam is also known as Keshab Chandra Das Commerce College.

KC Das Commerce College, Guwahati (Gauhati) Assam was established on / in 7th November, 1983.


Principal of KC Das Commerce College, Guwahati (Gauhati) Assam is Dr Hitesh Deka, Dr. Swabera Islam.

KC Das Commerce College, Guwahati (Gauhati) Assam is situated in Guwahati (Gauhati) of Assam state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Guwahati (Gauhati) comes under Guwahati Tehsil, Guwahati District.

Fax # of KC Das Commerce College, Guwahati (Gauhati) Assam is +91-361-2606312.

Contact Person(s) of the KC Das Commerce College, Guwahati (Gauhati) Assam is (are): Coordinator: Malamoni Dutta.

email ID(s) is KC Das Commerce College Guwahati (Gauhati) Assam

Website of KC Das Commerce College, Guwahati (Gauhati) Assam is http://www.kcdccollege.com/.


Contact Details of KC Das Commerce College, Guwahati (Gauhati) Assam are : Telephone: +91-361-2542514


Courses

B.Com
MA in Assamese
MA in English
MA/M.Sc in Economics
MA in History
MA in Political Science
MA/M.Sc in Mathematics
M.Com. (MASTER OF COMMERCE)
MA in Philosophy
MA in Bengali
MA in Bodo
Post Graduate Diploma in Sales and Marketing Management (PGDSMM)
PG Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM)

Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism & Mass Comunication (PGDJMC)
Post Graduate Diploma in Finance Management (PGDFM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Insurance and Risk Management (PGDIM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance Services (PGDBFS)


KC Das Commerce College, Guwahati (Gauhati) Assam runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).

KC Das Commerce College is affiliated with Gauhati University, Guwahati (Gauhati)


Profile of KC Das Commerce College

K.C. Das Commerce College is located within the Guwahati city at a distance of 37 KMS from the Gopinath Bordoloi Airport, Borjhar, Guwahati and 3 KMS from the Guwahati Railway station. A well known centre of Commerce education in the North-East, it was established on the 7th day of November, 1983. Since its establishment, the college has come a long way in meeting the emerging needs and challenges of the present day scenario. IT and Management Cells core focus in an all-round development of students through a complete package of both knowledge and self development. Admission to the college is made strictly in order of merit and is governed by the college admission rules.

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Media coverage of KC Das Commerce College, Guwahati (Gauhati) Assam, Assam

Classes at KC Das college from June 21

GUWAHATI: The TDC first-semester classes for commerce will commence at KC Das Commerce College from June 21. Most other colleges are scheduled to have classes from August.

Admissions to 700 seats at the graduate level ended a few days ago. This year, the cut off percentage was set at 64.8% for students from the Secondary Educational Board of Assam (SEBA) and 84.8% for students from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

We have sold about 2700 forms and admissions are carried out on the basis of merit only. There are around 600 seats available under the majors category. We had also introduced a post graduate category last year, said Swabhera Islam, principal of KC Das Commerce College.

Known as one of the few colleges in the city for imparting commerce education, KC Das has come a long way in establishing a niche for itself not only in the city but in the region as well. Established in 1983, the college, now, has over 3000 students in its fold and is gaining new grounds on a daily basis.

The college also provides an alternative to students, who want to study commerce and who have missed an opportunity to study in GCC.

The college also offers courses in bachelor of business administration, bachelor of computer application and masters of commerce. There are 40, 25 and 60 seats in each of the courses respectively. The post graduate course was introduced last year.

I wanted to study in Gauhati Commerce College but since the cut-off is quite high there, I have taken admission here. KC Das is a good alternative for students as the college has built a good reputation over the years, said a student.

Commerce college starts issuing BCom forms

GUWAHATI: With the results of Class XII exam conducted by Assam Higher Secondary Education Council declared on Monday, the Gauhati Commerce College has started issuing admission forms for BCom courses on Tuesday.

With the colleges seven in Top Ten positions in commerce stream of Class XII board examination, the bar is expected to be raised higher this time, while following the admission process for 600 seats.

Tribune Group, Dr Krori to be awarded

GUWAHATI, Aug 19 – Eminent academic Dr Kamalendu Deb Krori have been chosen for two prestigious awards constituted by the KC Das Commerce College Educational Trust.

Dr Krori, has been selected for the KC Das Commerce College National Teacher Award, 2011 for his contribution to academics and education. He was selected by an award committee comprising former VC of Gauhati University Dr NK Choudhury as the chairperson, and Dr Kulendu Pathak and Dr Rekha Deka as members.

Each of the awards comprises a citation, a memento and one lakh rupees. They will be presented in a function to be held at Pragjyoti ITA Centre on September 5 at three in the afternoon. Dr Mihir Choudhuri, VC of TezpurUniversity will be the chief guest in the programme in which State Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma will be present.

Mentioning this in a press meet today, the principal of the college, Dr Hitesh Deka described the awards as an attempt to honour deserving persons and entities with impeccable credentials. The KC Das Commerce College is the only institution in the entire North-east to institute such awards, he added.

Govt earns 6,018 cr excise duty from tobacco

GUWAHATI, May 28 – In the year 1999, the country had spent Rs 27,761 crore for treatment of tobacco-related diseases whereas the Government of India earned Rs. 6,018 crore as Excise Duty form tobacco products in the same year. This was recently stated by Dr AC Kataki, director of Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute during a sensitization programme for journalists on the run up to the World No Tobacco Day on May 31.

He emphasised the need to have specific strategies for both tobacco control and tobacco cessation and stated that the need of the hour is Community Mobilization.

Dr Kataki further revealed that a group of patients undergoing treatment in BBCI on May 23 submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister and office of the Health Minister demanding stronger tobacco control measures.

Dr Srabana Misra Bhagabaty, consultant, Preventive Oncology, BBCI gave a scientific presentation on Health Hazards of Tobacco where she mentioned that current user of smokeless tobacco is around 25.9 per cent, which is more than current adult tobacco smokers as per recent global adult Tobacco Survey Report of 2009-10.

She added that tobacco consumption was responsible for cancer, cardio-vascular diseases, stroke and chronic respiratory diseases. About 50-55 per cent of all cancers in men and 25 per cent of all cancers in women in Assam were tobacco related.

Jayanta Bhagabaty, noted actor from Assam and architect of the Hello Kalyani programme of Doordarshan made an appeal to the audience to refrain from the tobacco habits which has endangered the health of the society.

A highlight of the programme was an interactive session with the cancer patients undergoing treatment at the institute. They shared their agonizing experience of cancer resulting from long years of tobacco use. In a fervent appeal to the public and the Government, they urged for stronger implementation of National Tobacco Control Programme in India. Most of the patients suggested complete ban of all forms of tobacco products.

The BBCI has been carrying out various Tobacco and Cancer Control activities in Assam and all other NE States. In context to the World No Tobacco Day 2011, the institute has taken up various community based programme for awareness on health hazards of tobacco and tobacco cessation measures. Oral cancer screening camps as well as awareness camps at various schools and colleges in various parts of North East and awareness programme through electronic media have been done throughout the month.

On May 31, KC Das Commerce College will be declared as Tobacco Free with initiatives from college in collaboration with Dr B BorooahCancer Institute. On the same day, a tobacco awareness programme will be conducted by experts from BBCI at Handique Girls College, Guwahati and IEC materials on Tobacco and Health Hazards will be displayed and distributed.

Workshop for women managers in higher education

GUWAHATI, Nov 20 – UGC capacity building workshop for women managers in higher education was held in KC Das Commerce College which was organised by the institutions womens cell from November 16 to 20, a press release said.

The inauguration function started with the welcome address by principal Dr Hitesh Deka. He welcomed the participants who came from Guwahati and its suburbs like Sonapur, Morigaon etc to the five-day workshop.

He highlighted the security of raising awareness by organising such kind of workshops. The guest of honour Dr (Mrs) Bandana Bhuyan emphasised that there are many qualified women in thehigher education system, yet only a few of them are in well poised. They need to equip themselves in order to reach such positions and take decisions which will be gender friendly in nature.

Professor Archana Sharma, regional coordination and director of the Women Studies Research Centre, Gauhati University explained the objective of the workshop and also dwelt on the genesis of organising these in colleges and universities. Minati Chaudhury, president of the governing body of KC Das Commerce College presided over the inaugural function and mentioned in her speech the need of such efforts in rural areas.

The local coordinator of the workshop, Dr Ashima Sharma Borah under whose effort this workshop was organised stated the methodology before the participants. She also spoke on functioning of the womens cell of the college. The vote of thanks was offered by Pallavi Kakoti, lecturer of the Department of Finance.

During these five days, an open session was also conducted. Leena Sarma (IRS) chief transportation planning managers, Senehi Begum, former principal of Handique Girls College, Sabita Tamuli, company secretary, AIDC and prof Padma Ramachandran, retired Chief Secretary Govt of Kerela and ex-vice chancellor of MSUniversity of Baroda, who is also the core group resource person of the workshop, participated in the open session discussion on the topic, sexual harassment in schools-colleges-workplaces.

The workshop concluded on November 20 with a valedictory function where certificates were distributed among the participants. This session was presided over by Senahi Begum. The principal of the college Dr Hitesh Deka thanked the participants for making the workshop a success.

The local coordinator Dr Ashima Sharma Borah offered the vote of thanks.

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Guwahati Mail

Success result of perseverance

TEZPUR, Nov 22 – Marking the fourth death anniversary of HoD, MBA Department of TU, path-finder of computer education for Assam and one of the prominent worker of Satra Mahasabha, Dr Madhab Chandra Bora who left this world on November 16, 2004 in a tragic road accident in Nagaon, a day-long programme of oration titled Madhab Chandra Bora Memorial Oration was organized here at Tezpur University, Napaam on Monday last.

The topic of the oration was Enduring Enterprise and those present in the programme included prominent educationist Dr Amarjyoti Chowdhury, prominent physician and managing director of GNRC Hospital, Guwahati Dr Numal Chandra Bora, noted artiste Durgamoyee Bora and many others.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Numal Chandra Bora said, Success is not an accidentally achieved thing but a result of perseverance and persistent effort. With the same philosophy and concept, many great men and social scientists of the past had built various organizations, including socio-economic base of the society. But unfortunately the society of today is totally unaware of that wealth of our State because of which those things have been in a deplorable condition. In the same context, Dr Bora disclosed that the oldest fuel (oil) industry of the State is still in the fifth position. On the other hand, referring to the condition of the tea industry of Assam, he said that it is running in slow motion though it plays a vital role in the economy of the State. He urged all sections of the society to come forward to stand for saving these public properties.

Dr Bora, giving a feed-back on GNRC, said that the hospital, which presently has facilities for 300 beds, will be upgraded to 1200 beds and some other required modern facilities for ensuring treatment of the patients. He also said that very shortly three GNRC equivalent hospitals will be established in Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Tezpur which will meet the problem of the people of the State. He appreciated the State governments policy to build three new medical colleges in the State saying it will fulfill the shortages of doctors.

It may be mentioned that in connection with the programme like the previous years this year also a quiz programme was organized by the MBA Department. It was conducted by Prof Tridip Ranjan Goswamy and participated by altogether 6 groups among which the group of Darrang College came first while the groups of TezpurUniversity and Tezpur College came second and third, respectively. The three groups were later offered award by the wife of late Dr Madhab Chandra Bora and a noted artiste Durgamoyee Bora. At the end a student from the MBADepartment read out a life sketch on late Dr Madhab Chandra Bora.

Restoration of Sarusola beel demanded

GUWAHATI, Aug 18 – The Brihattar Chatribari Unnayan Samity recently submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup (Metro) demanding immediate steps to restore Sarusola beel in compliance with the directive of the Gauhati High Court.

Acting on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), the Gauhati High Court had directed the authorities concerned to take all necessary steps for proper preservation of Sarusola beel and to keep it clean and check any kind of pollution of the beel.

It may be mentioned here that the Sarusola beel is the natural outlet for the rain water, but the beel has been blocked at present which has resulted in inundation of large areas at a slight downpour.

The Samity has alleged that the construction and extension by KC Das Commerce College has blocked the natural flow of rain water through the beel causing immense hardship to the residents of greater Chatribari area. Encroachment of the beel by individuals has also aggravated the situation.

The management of KC Das Commerce College has ignored the Gauhati High Court as well as the State Assembly which has passed a Bill to preserve wetlands, said Hemen Lahkar, general secretary of the Samity.

Lahkar said that no steps have been taken to restore the beel despite various representations and protest programmes by the public against the blockage of the Sarusola beel.

The blockage of the beel is creating artificial floods in Lakhtokia, Krishnagar, Chatribari etc, added Lahkar.

About Us

K.C. Das Commerce College is located within the Guwahati city at a distance of 37 KMS from the Gopinath Bordoloi Airport, Borjhar, Guwahati and 3 KMS from the Guwahati Railway station.

A well known centre of Commerce education in the North-East, it was established on the 7th day of November, 1983. Born out of the untiring efforts of a group of eminent educationists and free thinkers, the preliminary expenses to institute the college was met by the financial assistance given by Sri Ramesh Chandra Chaudhury and the college has been named in the cherished memory of his father, late Keshab Chandra

Das, an educationist of repute who was the Inspector of Schools, Assam in the 1930's.

Initially, the college functioned in the evening with one hundred and seven students in the premises of Sonaram H.S & Multipurpose School, Bharalumukh, Guwahati .On the 30th of November,1994, the college was shifted to its permanent site at Chatribari, Guwahati -781008,and since then it became a day college.

The college came under the deficit-grants-in-aid system in the year 1998. At present it has ten departments, viz-Accountancy, Management, Finance, Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, English, Assamese, Hindi, Bengali and Information Technology and it imparts education to more than eighteen hundred students with an efficient and dedicated teaching staff.

More than nine hundred students are admitted annually and receive education for Higher Secondary in Commerce and B.Com.

Since its establishment, the college has come a long way in meeting the emerging needs and challenges of the present day scenario.

Profile of Keshab Chandra Das


Late Keshab Chandra Das was born in 1878 in Parakuchi village, District of Kamrup, Assam. He was the only son of Late Tikharam Das who was a farmer. ''Tikha'' in Assamese means steel and the activities of Shri K.C. Das reflects this meaning in the truest form. He was a true son of his father. He was a hard working & brilliant person with a strong moral character. He completed his primary and middle schooling in the village and then joined Cotton Collegiate High School at Guwahati. He was awarded the B.A. degree in 1906 from the Calcutta University and also completed the Bachelor in Teaching in 1916. He joined the Education Department of the Govt. of Assam as a teacher and retired as Inspector of Schools in 1939.
After retirement he was specially invited by the Govt. to write the Education Manual of Assam which he did with credit. He also rendered valuable social work in the village.

He was known to be a meticulous person, strict disciplinarian, administrator and would not tolerate anything beyond the acceptable norms.

Late K.C. Das was married to Brindabati Das, daughter of a Zaminder of Kamrup District.

Shri Keshab Chandra Das passed away on 13th May, 1950.

Profile of Donor


Sri Ramesh Chandra Chaudhury, son of Late Brindabati Das and Keshab Chandra Das of Village Parakuchi, District Kamrup, Assam was born on 1st October, 1931. He graduated in Engineering from the college of Engineering and Technology, Jadavpur. His career started with a brief stint with the Govt. of Assam and then with German Company Mannesman.

He then started his own Engineering Firm "Mech Technik". "Mech Technik" supplies sophisticated Engineering services to several of the public sector units in Assam. His firm has trained many unskilled youth of Assam and then employed them. Er. Ramesh Chandra Chaudhury is the initial donor member of K. C. Das Commerce College. Opening of K. C. Das Commerce College was the outcome of the efforts of a few eminent educationists and citizens who realised the need for a second Commerce College in Guwahati.

Er. Chaudhury also established a Girls' High School named "Brindabati Das Girls' High School" at Moniari Tiniali, Mirza, District Kamrup in Assam in the year 1988-89. The aim of this endeavour is to make village girls literate and thus empower them. He is the sole financier of the school.

His dedication and sympathy to the under privileged and poor sections is evident from his involvement in social work both in the city as well as in rural areas.

Library

A library is the heart of an educational institution and the library of K.C.Das Commerce College is no less. It is the hub of academic activities of the college--- a trinity of the library staff, reading materials and the readers.


The much anticipated construction of the new library premises was completed recently and the college library shifted to this building during the first week of August 2006.There have been major changes and improvement in the library which includes-
1.


The library on the ground floor consisting of the Stack room, Circulation Desk, Reference reading table, OPAC (On Line Public Access Catalogue), Card Catalogue Box, Property shelf, and the Librarian's Room.
2.


The first floor of the library consists of the new reading room with a seating capacity of 115 nos, where current journals, bound volumes of periodicals and magazines are available. Access to Internet (Free Surfing) is now available for all. However each person can avail this facility for a maximum period of 30 minutes only.
Mention must be made to the fact that the present reading room was made ready only recently after completion of the construction work. As mentioned in the earlier self-study report, the floor area of the library was only---which consisted of the stack room, reading room and librarian's rooms.

The present library is equipped to cater to the needs of the two thousand odd student populations and the faculty of the college.
NATURE AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE LIBRARY
The following sections describe the nature and development of the Library
1.
General
Name of the Library :K.C.Das Commerce College
System of the Library :Open Access System
Address of the Library :K.C.Das Commerce College
Chatribari, Guwahati-781 008
E-mail: pkkccdc@yahoo.com.
URL: http://www.kcdccollege.com
Year of Establishment :1983
Working Days :6 days a week. But we are trying to keep the
library open during holidays also
Working Hours :9.30a.m. to 05.30 p.m.

Area of the Library
a. Reading Room
b. Stack & Processing Area

2706 sq feet
3626 sq feet
2.
Staff
The present structure of the Library staff is as given below. There are presently 4 (four) Library staff. The names and positions are given below:
Sl No.

Name

Qualification

Designation
1.


Mr. Prasanta Kumar Deka
E-mail: dekapk@gmail.com

B.Sc.(Bot.),MLISc.

Librarian
2.

Mrs. Jyotikarna Choudhury

MLISc

Asst. Librarian
3.

Mrs. Reena Das

H.S.

Library Asst.
4.

Mr. Ratul Medhi

H.S.

Library Bearer
Note: Prior to 1996 a faculty member of the college was looking after the library section on a part-time basis.
3.

Library Committee

The Library Committee consists of the following members:
Sl No.

Name

Role
1.
Mr. Bhababhuti Sarma, HOD, Deptt of Management.
Chairman
2.
Mr. Prasanta Kumar Deka , Librarian
Convenor
3.
Mrs. Archana Bora, Lecturer, Deptt of English.
Member
4.
Mrs. Pallavi Kakati, Deptt of Finance.
Member
5.
Mr. Samar Bhattacharyya, Lecturer, Deptt of English
Member
4.

Collection

4.1
Books
The yearly growth of the Library books (Text & Ref.) Annexure I
Total No. of Books at the End of the year 2005/2006 6329
Total No. of Books as on 01.10.2006 10572
Total No. of Unique titles as on 01.10.2006 6978
Total No. of Book Bank Books at the End of the year 2005/2006 288
Total No. of Books in Book Bank as on 01.10.2006 432
4.2

Journal / Magazine

Total Nos. of Current Journal / Magazine subscribed during
the year 2005/2006
Annexure II
4.3

Newspapers

Total No. of Newspapers subscribed Annexure I I I
4.4
Educational CD 82
4.5
Maps 3
4.6
Globes 1
4.7
Back Volumes 86
5

Library Members

5.1
Students

Students get membership at the time when they take admission into the college. But the students have to apply separately to obtain library cards.

Total number of Class wise Library Card holders are


Annexure IV

5.2
Teaching & Other Staff

Library cards are also issued against all the members of the college family. The transaction history of the college staff has been furnished in Annexure V .The present volume of the teaching and other staff is given below.
a

Principal

1
b
Teachers (Sanctioned)
20
Non-Sanctioned
13
c

17


SECTIONS OF THE LIBRARY:
1. Stack Area

All the processed books (Text and Ref.) have been kept in 79 book shelves, 1 wooden almirah. These books are arranged in a classified order according to the Class Numbers. Subject guide is displayed prominently to guide the users.

The book stacks have been placed in such a way that it is conducive to quiet study.

2. Technical Section:

The books and other reading materials are being classified using DDC 22 nd Edition (Dewey Decimal Classification) and AACR-II (Anglo American Cataloguing Rules I I Edition) for cataloguing purposes through SOUL (Software for University Library).
3. Reference Section

Reference Books have been separated from the textbooks. The Reference books are kept on the left side of the stack room in 28 book shelves.
4. Journal & News paper Section

Journals and Newspapers have been organized separately on the stacks near the Reading Table. A list of Journals and Newspapers currently subscribed to by the college library have been compiled in order to keep the teachers, students and staff informed as to which journals and newspapers are available in the library. (Annexure – II & I I I )
5. Book Bank Section

There are total 432 no books for book bank and these books are issued to backward class students and economically poor students. (Annexure VI)
6. Back Volume Section:

The old loose issues of the journals got bound and kept in a reading room in a classified order.
7. Circulation System
For circulation we use SOUL package, College Version (Developed by INFLIBNET Center , Ahmedabad). Each cardholder student member can take two copies of books for 15 days whereas a faculty member can take 12 copies of books. A book can be re-issued provided the book in question is not in demand by any other member. The Department wise issued items from 1/1/2005 to 31/12/2005 is furnished in Annexure VII.
8. New Arrival Display

Newly processed books are kept at a prominent place in two revolving bookstand for one week or more to attract and to bring these to the notice of the users.

SERVICES
The Library provides different types of services:
1


Reading Room Service
2
Reference and information service
3
Reprographic Service
4
Internet Service
5
Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
6
CD-ROM Service
7
Current Awareness Service. (CAS)

AUTOMATION PROCESS
1. Computerisation:

Computerisation has been introduced in the library activities towards the end of 2002, with the purchase of a Pentium III computer. The SOUL (Software for University Library) developed by INFLIBNET was introduced in February 2003 and the automation process of library started phase wise.

For this purpose the librarian underwent training in INFLIBNET Center , Ahmedabad in February 2003.

Automated circulation system has been introduced since 2005 for better circulation system.

2. Barcode technology:

To organize the disseminate flow of information in a systematic way we have introduced the Barcode technology in circulation system last month. It is a method of automated identification and data collection. For this purpose we have installed a new software P-touch Editor ver.4.1, one printer Brother (QL-550) and a gun type scanner.

3. Digital Library Division:

After shifting to the new premises, a Digital Collection has been created with the CD’s which were received free of cost with books and journals. There are more than 80 CDs on various subjects. Most of the CDs contain important software, encyclopedias, directory, tutorials and so on. Students and teachers are allowed to use the CDs for reference.

4. Computer Network:

A Local Area Network (LAN) has been set up with five computers in the library. With this files, databases, printer, CD-ROM drives are shared.

LIBRARY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME
From the current session library orientation programme has been introduced and both teachers and students are made aware about the facilities and services of the library

BEST READER AWARD

To inculcate the reading habit among the students an award known as “Best Reader Award” will be announced from this year and every year one student will be selected for this award. This will help the students to train themselves in the art of self-education. (Annexure V I II).

FUTURE PLAN

We have planned to expand the library to the second floor of the present building and different sections will be built up separately. The Library has a plan to purchase SOUL (Network version) to cover different departments, so that they can search OPAC for their required library documents. We have also planned to purchase more computers and introduce BroadBand Internet service. More users will be able to search the information through different terminals. Library Orientation Program

Facilities in the College

IT And Management Cell


It & Management Cell’s core focus in an all-round development of students through a complete package of both knowledge and self development. With a mission to empower our students with the wisdom of applied knowledge and help them reach the pinnacle of success in their desired field, we have started implementing market need based training to bridge the gap between industry requirement and traditional education.




The training programmes are segregated into two major categories:


Category 1 : (Strictly restricted to K.C. Das Commerce College students)

A.
Mass Computer Literacy Programme (Building the foundation):
The program is specially designed for H.S. and T.D.C first year students of the college.
Range of Courses:
1
Fundamental of Computer
2
Tally
3
Introduction to Computer Graphics

B.
Individual Development Program (For TDC final year students):
This unique program is specially designed for the T.D.C final students to groom their personality by improving their self confidence and place them in to the world of opportunity in right way

The course starts with a psychological test followed by:

1
Communication skill
2
Soft skill training
3
Group discussion
4
Resume writing
5
Mock interview
6
Entrepreneurship Development Session

The value added facility to the students:

1
The students under this program can avail one year free internet surfing in IT- Management cell for purely educational or career development purpose.
2
Students for this sector can submit their bio-data to the IT-Management Cell for placement assistance.


C.
One year professional course in IT & Management :

Students who are acquiring 3rd division marks in H.S.L.C examination have to face a real challenge to acquire quality education and also often lose their way towards a brighter future, will have opportunity to train themselves for their parallel to their regular H.S curriculum.

The proposed course structure:
A. Mandatory Modules :
1
Certificate in IT from C-DAC ACTS
2
Tally
3
Spoken English & Self Development Program
4
Yoga

B. Optional Modules :
1
Hardware, Networking Component level repairing
2
Call Centre Training
3
DTP Web Designing & Advance Computer Graphics



Category 2:(Open to all aspiring students):

With a vision to provide a common platform of knowledge and opportunity to all the aspiring individuals, the IT-Management Cell has aimed to extend its facilities to the entire student community of the North Eastern region in particular by providing them high-end quality education in the field of IT-Management to enhance individual’s proficiency in their chosen field.

For achievement its desired goal the college already got associated with C-DAC’s ACTS (Advance Computing Training School) division for training and national level certification. Many other global players have also joined Hands with K.C. Das Commerce College in its mission.

Details of the course are available in the IT-Management Cell’s information brochure.


Privileges

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Book Bank
The Book Bank lends text books for the full academic year to the needy and deserving students. The Book Bank facility will be made available to students of each batch on economic criteria.
2
Information and Career Guidance Cell (ICGC)
The information and Career Guidance Cell of the college started functioning from 16th of August, 2002.The objectives of the Cell are the following

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Provide information to the students about the different academic & vocational courses that can be pursued by them.
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To provide the students information about various career options.
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Counselling of students.
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Encourage entrepreneurship and self-employment.
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The ICGC comprises of the Principal as the chairman, a faculty member as the Convenor, Five Member from the faculty and the Vice President and General Secretary from the students union.
3
Railway/Airlines concessions
Students are entitled to Student Travel Concession on their way home from the institutions and back during the vacation only. Air travel concession is also allowed.
4
Students' Welfare Fund
On application to the Principal an amount not exceeding the annual tuitions fees is granted to the needy students, whose father's/guardians' annual income does not exceed Rs.3600/-p.a. (Rupees three thousand and six hundred only).
5
Student's Relief Fund
There is a student's relief fund for those student's who will be affected by natural calamities like earthquake, flood etc. to reimburse the expense related to studies.
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Financial Assistance
Student's who participate in various competitions in State, National or International level will get full assistance and financial aid from the college.
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Awards
Dr. Prafulla Chaudhury Award funded by Dr. Prafulla Chaudhury, son of Late Keshab Chandra Das is presented to the Best Graduate of the College.

Sarat Chandra Das Award funded by the family of Late Sarat Chandra Das, son of Late Keshab Chandra Das is presented to the Best Higher Schondary Scholar of the college.

Both of the awards carry a cash award of Rs. 5000/- each. A minimum of 60% marks has to be obtained in order to qualify for these awards.
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Placement Cell
The College also has a Placement Cell which caters to the placement of outgoing students through various activities like organising campus interviews etc.
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Health Centre
The Health Centre of the College renders free medical service through a medical practitioner to the staff & students of the college and people of the vicinity on every wednesday between 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.


Other Facilities in the College


1 Common Rooms are available for boys and girls separately.
2 Photocopy facility is available for the students in the library.
3
The college canteen is spacious well-lit and hygenic. Basic meals, snacks, tea, coffee and cold drinks is available during college hours at minimum prices.

4 A number of water coolers are installed in the college premises for refreshingly cool and purified drinking water.
5 The college has sports facilities both for indoor and outdoor games.
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The college conference hall bears high-tech equipments like overhead projector and high quality audio system.


7 There is parking space for cars and two-wheelers.
8 Microphone facilities are provided in the Classrooms.
9 There is overhead slide-projector for teaching.
10 The college Recreation Hall is kept open for the students during college hours.
11 A one rupee Payphone facility is available in the college.
12 The college has a Gymnasium Hall for the benefit of the students.
13 Internet facility is available for both the students and staff.

Ragging in KC Das Commerce College

K.C. Das and Guwahati commerce college ragging: 2 students arrested
Thursday, August 20, 2009

In yet another glaring case of ragging in Assam, two college students here have been arrested for harassing girls after authorities filed a formal complaint with the police.

Hridyananda Baruah, a student of B.Com final year at the K.C. Das Commerce College in Assam s main city of Guwahati, and Anjan Bujarbaruah of the Guwahati Commerce College, were arrested late Wednesday following a formal complaint by college authorities.

There was a complaint by the principal of the K.C. Das Commerce College saying one of their students Hridyananda Baruah was involved in an incident of ragging.

Based on the complaint, we first arrested Baruah and based on his statement we arrested his friend Anjan Bujarbaruah who was with him during the incident, said police official F. Barghuyan, who is investigating the case.

Hitesh Deka, principal of the K.C. Das Commerce College, said he was responding to a verbal complaint from girl students that Hridyananda Baruah had been continuously harassing them.

So I lodged a police report. In the meantime, we have expelled him from the college on charges of ragging. We are against any form of ragging in the college and shall not tolerate such incidents, Deka said.

Guwahati Commerce College authorities are also contemplating action.

Incidents of ragging have increased in recent weeks in educational institutions in Assam with the Dibrugarh University last week cracking the whip on ragging by expelling one postgraduate student and penalising eight more with varying degrees of punishment, including cash penalties.

The Dibrugarh University in a path breaking decision announced the expulsion of Madhav Kachari and debarred him from seeking admission to any other institution.

Another postgraduate student, Manash Pratim Gogoi, was expelled from the university for two straight terms.

The tough action was initiated following written complaints against the nine students to the vice chancellor by junior students alleging 'mental torture' bordering on obscenity.

Before that, on Aug 9, a first year student of Dimoria College in Sonapur on the outskirts of Assam's main city of Guwahati, became the first casualty of ragging after he allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a speeding train Sunday.

Chintumoni Bordoloi had joined the college just three days ago.

There were similar reports of ragging from other colleges in Assam with a student in western Nalbari being admitted to hospital after being allegedly beaten up by seniors in the hostel. (IANS)

KC Dass Commerce College Campus News _1


On 2nd of January, 2006, Prof. H. Venkataswarlu, Dean Of Commerce Faculty, Osmania University, Hyderabad paid a short visit to K.C. Das Commerce College and delivered a valuable lecture on Career Counselling to the students and teachers. Dr. Hitesh Deka felicitated Prof. Venkataswarlu with an Assamese traditional Sarai and gamocha. The Vice Principal and Head of the Deptt. of Economics, Dr. Swabera Islam delivered the vote of thanks.

KC Dass Commerce College Campus News _2


A Neighbourhood Meet was organised by K.C. Das Commerce College on 11th February, 2006 at 10:30 A.M. for the purpose of establishing a cordial relationship among neighbours of the college. The meet was presided by the honourable President of the Governing Body, K.C. Das Commerce College Mr. R. C. Chaudhury. Mr. Bipul Kalita, Lecturer, Deptt. of Accountancy and convenor of the meet explained in brief the purpose of the meet. Dr. Hitesh Deka, Principal of the college in his welcome note expressed the various problems of the college. Important decisions were adopted unanimously for the greater interest of the college.

KC Dass Commerce College Campus News _3


On the 8th of March 2006, a few members of K.C. Das Commerce College Women's Cell participated in the function held on the occasion of International Women's Day at Women Studies Research Centre, Gauhati University from 11:30 A.M. to 2 P.M.

On the same day the members of the K.C. Das Commerce College Women's Cell dedicated some time in the orphanage- 'Sishu Mangal Kendra' at Noonmati, Guwahati. Food items were distributed to the children of the orphanage in the evening by the members of the K.C. Das Commerce College.

KC Dass Commerce College Campus News _4


The NAAC Peer Team visited K.C. Das Commerce College on 10th and 11th October 2006. The peer team constituted of Prof. (Mrs.) K. S. Lyngdoh, Former Pro-Vice Chancellor of North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya as Chairperson, Prof. Swami Suparnananda, Principal, Ramkrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur, West Bengal as member along with Dr. Jagannath Patil, Deputy Advisor, NAAC as co-ordinating officer. The college has been accreditated with 'B+' grade by NAAC.

KC Dass Commerce College Campus News _5


Dr. Amarjyoti Choudhury, Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor, Gauhati University delivered a lecture on 7th November 2007 on the occasion of its Foundation Day and Inauguration of its year long Silver Jubilee Programme. The topic of the lecture delivered was 'Advances in Nanotechnology'.


KC Dass Commerce College Campus News _6


Two of our College students Sunaina Jain and Moniti Agarwal has secured 4th & 5th positions respectively in the H.S. Final Examination 2008 (Commerce). Ms. Gunjan Harlalka secured First Class First Position in Major in Management Examination 2008.

Message from Principal


This web site presents all the facts and distinctive features of the college before the society and the young generation to enable them to know more about us and facilitate easy interaction with us.

The endeavor of K.C. Das Commerce College is to enhance and exhibit the role of education in the fields of Commerce and Economics for over twenty yearsWhile the College brings together a blend of resources for academic, cultural and intellectualdevelopment, it is a students own commitment to his/her own potential that can take maximum benefit from them.
Dedicated service of our staff and desire of the students to acquire a high academic intellect and an active selfless service and support of the management has been responsible for the progress of the college from year to year.This is the place for students with inquiring minds who want to expand their interest in specific academic discipline. To us discipline and culture is the ultimate education of life.We hope that the K.C. Das Commerce College campus will meet the varied requirements of the incoming students

Dr Hitesh Deka
Principal

Mission


The Three Year Degree course leading to the Bachelor of Commerce degree allows the students to pursue a Pass course or a Major course in Commerce. The subjects in which they can offer Major are Accountancy, Finance and Management. The curriculum followed by the college in the Degree level is the one prescribed by the Gauhati University.

However, if the need and opportunity arises, the college is always ready to introduce new subjects and courses for the benefit of the students. For Higher Secondary in Commerce, the syllabus and curriculum followed is the one prescribed by the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council. The aim of this college is to broaden the outlook of the students by emphasizing the age-old values and virtues of life though education. We aim to inculcate positive thinking, develop analytical skills, moral, social and aesthetic values in them.

Vocational training and extra curricular activities are given due weight age with the aim of motivating the students to face the challenges of life, and thus to prepare them so as to gain enough confidence to be entrepreneurial and innovative.

We aim to create and shape individuals who have a socially responsive outlook and are willing to learn and accept new ideas according to the changing times which will ensure all round development of the nation.

Besides the regular students, the college aims to give due opportunity to any one who is willing to learn.

For the teachers of the college, teaching is a religion, a lifetime commitment, a vocation and a profession and not just an occupation. The teachers strive to keep abreast with the latest development in their own fields.

Striving for quality enhancement and excellence is our way of life.
Our Motto is: TO STRIVE, TO SEEK, TO LEARN AND NOT TO YIELD

Vision

The College Emblem and its meaing

The College emblem holds a significant meaning. The "DIYA" or the "LAMP" at the centre is symbolic of the LIGHT OF KNOWLEDGE, which like the sun, radiates hope into the lives of man.


KNOWLEDGE IS POWER and the OPEN BOOK below speaks of learning and the quest for knowledge, which is the primary pre-occupation of the institute.


"Abirabirma edhi" - It is an invocation to the "supreme soul" to enlighten the mind of man.




K.C. Das Commerce College envisages to be the premier institute to impart good quality commerce education in the North East of the country. It aspires to be recognized for its quality teaching to a diverse student population so as to enable them to realize and develop their inherent and potential capabilities. We aim to expand the skill development and employability of our students.

In the new millennium we envision that our college will

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be challenged to meet the needs of the society so that we can be leaders in educational innovations, creative expression and artistic production by fostering an atmosphere of intellectual excitement, innovation and entrepreneurship

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give emphasis to sustained inter disciplinary research and education, not only within and across academic fields, but also across institutional, national and cultural boundaries

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will focus its attention in areas where we can achieve excellence and comparative advantage in realizing our mission

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provide our region with an educational and cultural center in which demonstrated excellence is the pervading theme in the classroom, on the playing fields, in service to students and community

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be known for the success of its students as productive citizens whose active participation in their education has enabled them to reach their potential, capitalizing on their diverse backgrounds, talents and interest

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take its place in a society, which demands from all its participants honesty, integrity and civilized discourse and behavior

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be a model learning institution with a working environment in which the quality of life, mutual support and teamwork on campus are rich and participatory

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help students make successful educational and career transitions in today’s dynamic world

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enable the guardians to assess their own children and help them to reach their full potential and

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help teachers improve themselves through self-assessment and professional development.


GENERAL INFORMATION


The Academic Session starts in June and ends in May next year (as per the University Academic Calendar)

College Hours
The College begins from 9.00 A.M. to 4.00 P.M.

Visiting hours of the Principal
Visitors : 11.30 A.M. to 12.30 P.M.
Students : 1.30 P.M. to 3.00 P.M.

Instructions Regarding College Rules And Discipline
1)

Great emphasis is laid on discipline and character building. The students are expected to maintain a high standard of discipline inside and outside the college campus.


2)

No student will be allowed to enter the college campus after 10 AM and leave before 2:30 PM.

3)

No student will be allowed to bring cell phones to the college. Strict action will be taken against those who bring them to college.

4)

Students are required to maintain the property of the college. Otherwise, a mass penalty of Rs.500/- will be imposed for destroying the college property.

5)

To maintain a Tobacco Free Zone, smoking and chewing paan-masala in the college campus will treated as a major indiscipline of the students. A mass penalty of Rs.500/- will be imposed for spitting in the classroom, toilets, staircases or anywhere in the college campus.

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Students are required to maintain the property of the college. Heavy compensation will have to be paid if caught in the act

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Strict decorum is to be maintained in case of language. No slang language or any crude language will be tolerated.



Class Attendance

A student shall not be allowed to sit for the B.Com or Higher Secondary Exams as a regular candidate if he or she has not attended a minimum of 75% between delivered in each subject separately.

College Uniform

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Uniform for both boys and girls is compulsory.
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(For Boys) : White shirt and Navy blue long pants. Maroon Blazer or sweater in winter

(For Girls) :
a)

White Mekhela Chadar or Saree with Navy blue border and Navy Blue Blouse
b)

or White Salwar and dupatta with small Navy Blue and white checked kameez. The length of the kameez should be below knee level.

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Students must be in their uniform during Fresher’s Social, Foundation Day, Open Sessions and meeting of college week and also during Examination.
4)

Civil dresses are allowed only during summer vacations and Puja vacations.
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Jeans is not allowed as uniform


Important Note For Guardians And Students


No student will be promoted to the next higher class or allowed to appear final examination if he/she is unable to secure 30% marks in aggregate in the unit tests of the college.
Report Cards issued after every exam must be duly signed by the guardians before returning it to the “ Examination Committee” of the college. If any student is found guilty of forging guardian's signature, severe disciplinary action will be taken against the student.
College Uniform is strictly compulsory.
It is also mandatory for the students to always bring the identity card to college

NAAC report of KC Das Commerce College

1. INTRODUCTION
The K. C. Das Commerce College, named after cherished memory of Late Keshab Chandra Das, was established on 7th November, 1983, as an evening College with the initial enrolment of one hundred and seven students. It started functioning in the premises of a Higher Secondary and multipurpose school and later it was shifted to its present site in November, 1994. The college was founded with laudable goals and objectives to promote Higher Education in the field of Commerce and produce useful and productive citizens.

The college which has a chequered history struggled in the initial years. It started receiving grants from the State Govt. of Assam from the year 1998 under deficit scheme. The college came under the provincialisation program of the Assam Govt. in 2005 by which the financial responsibility now rests with the State Govt. of Assam. The college is affiliated provisionally to the Gauhati University and is one among the very few institutions in the north-eastern region exclusively offering commerce education. The college offers B. Com. degree programme of the Gauhati University with mix of honours and pass courses. It has nine departments namely, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, English, Assamese, Hindi and Bengali. Now they have about eighteen hundred students on the roll. Since 2003-2004, Information Technology was introduced. Environmental studies is compulsory in B.Com. 2nd year from 2004-05. Students can offer honours papers only in Accountancy, Management and Finance.

Even though the college is supported financially by the State Government, it has also attempted generation of resources from sources like student fees, fund from Member of Parliament Local Area Development, donations and grants from various agencies like NERDP.

The college has a library which is fully computerized along with a documentation centre. It has also established Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Information and Career Guidance Cell, Alumni Association. Facilities and services for students include National Cadet Corps, Scouts and Guides, Health Service, Canteen facilities and a recently established Gymnasium, outdoor games facilities like volleyball and badminton.

The college is yet to be recognised by the UGC under 2(f) and 12(B) provisions, since it is yet to receive permanent affiliation to Gauhati University. The college is trying to secure the same by complying with the conditions of land requirement and other infrastructure requirement.

The college has 32 permanent teachers and 8 temporary teachers out of which 5 are holding Ph. D. degree. The college administration is supported by 3 technical and 16 administrative staff members. The college has on its roll 1270 students with 837 boys and 433 girls. The higher-secondary unit is also an integral part of this college. The college follows annual pattern of temporary plan by the Gauhati University. The unit cost of education excluding salary component is Rs. 2833.24/- while including salary it is Rs. 6270/-.

The college volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council-NAAC and submitted the self-study report which was subsequently revised.
The NAAC constituted a peer team comprising Prof. (Mrs.) K. S. Lyngdoh, Former Pro-Vice Chancellor of North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya as chairperson and Prof. Swami Suparnananda, Principal, Ramkrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur, West Bengal as member along with Dr. Jagannath Patil, Deputy Advisor, NAAC as co-ordinating officer. The team visited K.C. Das Commerce College, Guwahati on 10th and 11th October, 2006. The team carefully analysed the self-study report submitted by the college, subsequent revisions and had interactions with various stake-holders including the management, principal, teachers, students, administrative staff, parents and alumni etc. Based on this exercise and keeping in mind the value framework by the NAAC, the team has given the following criterion-wise report.

2. CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The mission and goals of the college are to promote Higher Education in the field of Commerce and produce useful and productive citizens. It offers a three year Degree Course in commerce with Major in Accountancy, Management and Finance. The college also offers pass course for B.Com degree along with subsidiary subjects like Economics, Mathematics & Statistics along with languages. Besides Business Communication, the students have option of languages like Assamese, Hindi and Bengali. The syllabi are framed by the Gauhati University and as such the college has little role to play in curricular designs and innovations. A few of its faculty members are on the university committees on curriculum design. The multidisciplinary approach is yet to be explored, but a beginning has been made with exchange of teachers among the Management and Economics Departments for conducting certain classes. Environmental Studies have been introduced recently. The IT & Management Cell of the college has introduced self-financing certificate courses such as Smart-Accountant, Hardware & Networking, Software Professional and individual development programmes. The college has also introduced compulsory computer education since 2003-04. The college would do well if it introduces formal mechanism of collecting feedback from students and peers on the curricula, which can be analysed and sent to universities for necessary action. There is also scope for more job-oriented short-term courses related to commerce and management.

Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
There is transparent admission process for students. The students are selected for admission based on their academic records. Remedial classes are provided for weak students as and when required. However this needs to be formalised and integrated as a part of the college routine. There is also an efficient mechanism of recruitment of qualified teachers as per the rules of the Govt. of Assam. There are 32 permanent teachers including 15 men and 17 women. 8 temporary teachers include 6 men and 2 women. Out of total 40 faculty members, 5 have secured Ph.D. degrees; 1 faculty has already submitted his thesis, 5 others have registered for Ph.D. and a few of them plan to register for the same. The college teachers have attended several refresher and orientation courses. The teachers are encouraged to make a teaching plan and HODs monitor the progress through regular meetings. The teaching aids include OHP and some audio-visual aids. The pedagogy is mainly centred on traditional lecture method. All students are encouraged to participate in quizzes, seminars, exhibitions, and fieldwork. Teaching days in an academic year more or less, center round 157. The evaluation methods are made known to the students through Prospectus and Academic calendar. The college authorities are empowered to appoint ad-hoc teachers. The college maintains the Annual confidential reports of the teachers and the Principal alike. Students' Feedback is also taken according to the format supplied by NAAC manual. Teachers are allowed to go in for conferences, seminars, workshops etc. So far no teacher has received awards but one faculty member of the Economics department has received fellowships from ICSSR. The college encourages National and International linkages for improvement in teaching and research.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Being an affiliated college offering a single undergraduate program, the research is not focussed in the college. However, a research and publication committee has been formed and a journal 'Genesis' has been published. There is a provision of seed money for research work for teachers by giving them grant/loans to pursue research work. 20% teachers are engaged in research work related to their degrees and 5 teachers have got Ph.D. degrees so far. A few have registered for Ph.D. and some plan to do so. There are no M. Phil. degree holders. Being UG college, no teachers are engaged in guidance of research. Some of the departments encourage students for conducting field surveys and assignments. The college needs to strengthen its efforts for promoting research culture in the college. The Department of Management has taken up an entrepreneurial project for a tribal village named Garooghuli with the total outlay of Rs. 10,38,000/-.

The college undertakes several extension activities like community development, health and hygiene awareness, aids awareness, adult education and literacy, medical camp, blood donation camp etc. The college teachers occasionally participate in activities organised by GOs and NGOs.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has recently undertaken major initiative to augment its infrastructure facilities by mobilising resources by various means. The grants are received from National Educational Research And Development Program (NERDP), MP LAD Fund and donations from students. The college now has its own buildings with commodious rooms furnished decently. The college is however trying to secure its own land required for future expansions. The existing college land is not yet officially registered by the Government in its own name.

The college building is maintained with the help of the Building and Development Fund of the college. The college building is allowed to be used by other agencies for their functions on payment basis. The college has also a Health and Hygiene Cell under the extension unit of the college. Apart from the departmental libraries, the college has a central library for the use of students. The poor and meritorious students can borrow books from the Book Bank. The central library is well augmented with necessary facilities. The library includes 10000 books, journals and periodicals with about 6000 titles. It has spacious reading room and remains open from 9:30 AM to 4:15 PM on all working days. The total computerisation of library is in process with latest software from INFLIBNET and other agencies. There is also a computer centre for students and free internet facility is introduced. The college would do well if it introduces central computer facility for all even though each department has at least one computer.

A well equipped gymnasium is set up recently. A well equipped and air-conditioned conference room is constructed recently. The other facilities include canteen, parking sheds, boys' central common room and health centre with visiting doctors. The college does not have not its own playground but it arranges sports at the public playgrounds whenever and wherever necessary and available. Hostels for boys and girls, auditorium, residential quarters for staff are some of the facilities that college may like to have in future. All the faculty, administrative staff and infrastructure facilities are shared by higher-secondary school, which is part of this college as per the policy of Govt. of Assam. The social service unit looks after the maintenance of the campus.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The college publishes its updated prospectus annually. It has also launched a website (www.kcdccollege.com) using its internal expertise. The college caters to middle-class locality in urban area in Guwahati city. Out of 1270 students on roll, 837 are boys and 433 are girls. The central Govt. scholarship and state Govt. scholarship are available to the students. A Welfare Fund and Students' Relief Fund are also available in the college. Poor and needy students are given concessions in fees and donations. The college has an Alumni Association which meets occasionally to discuss various projects and overall development of the college. The college organizes educational tours, field surveys and the college union organizes cultural programs, games and sports. The college has an employment cell and a placement officer, too. The drop out rate has come down from 51% in 2001 to around 12% in 2005. The success rate for the first three years continues to be between 70% and 80%. The Students' Union of the college organizes cultural programmes, debates, indoor-outdoor games and the College Fest. The college encourages its outstanding sports persons by giving financial assistance. The college has active NCC and Scout units, which have sent students to various regional and national activities. NSS unit is introduced in the year 2005. The progression record of the students if maintained, would go a long way to tap the potential of alumni for development of the college.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
The college has set up an Academic Council and Internal Quality Assurance Cell, which meet regularly to discuss important issues and policies. The college is managed by a Governing Body which is responsible to frame Code of Conduct for the Principal, teachers and staff. The Governing body is chaired and represented by cross-section of the society and has noble vision to develop the college as centre of excellence in commerce education.

The college has efficient, transparent and participatory administration led by the Principal. There are different committees to oversee and monitor functions like an Academic Calendar, maintenance of accounts, office management and documentation. With the help of external expert, the college has framed the Code of Conduct for Principal, teachers and employees of the college. This document includes the mode of recruitment, service conditions, workload, conduct and leave rules among other things. The college has an Employee Mutual Benefit Fund, which is duly registered and grants loans to its members. Financial assistance and loans are given to staff of the college on medical ground and in times of distress and need. Fee structure is transparent. Several self-financing courses in Computer Application, Business Management, I.T. etc. have been introduced. The college maintains annual Audit very sincerely and honestly. It had a deficit budget in 2005. A formal grievance and redressal mechanism is introduced in the college.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices

The peer team has noted following healthy practices observed in the functioning of the college.

The College Academic Council takes all decisions including ensuring quality of education. Its sensitivity to changing educational, social and market demands is praiseworthy.

There are self financing Diploma and Certificate Courses in computer run by the college.

An Extension Education Unit has been set up where social work is undertaken.

Free health service is also rendered by the Health and Hygiene Cell for students, teachers and also the neighbouring locality.

The college has adopted a village (Garooghuli) for social and economic uplift.

Guardians' Meet, Neighbourhood Meet are organized to maintain a cordial relation with parents and local people.

The college has introduced compulsory computer education for students from the year 2003-04.

The discipline on the campus is praiseworthy.

The dress code for students is a notable feature of the college.

The Best Reader award for students by the library is noteworthy.

The college through an Action Plan coordinated by the Principal and staff, both teaching and non-teaching, maintains a high degree of motivation and dedication for realizing the goals.

The spirit of oneness among the stake-holders of the college including students, teachers, management, principal non-teaching staff is praiseworthy.

The best graduate securing highest marks is awarded with a certificate and prize money.

Overall Analysis And Suggestions:
The K.C. Das Commerce College established in 1983 has gone through several ups and downs in its chequered history of about 23 years. Even after two decades of existence the college is yet to receive a recognition from the UGC and permanent affiliation from the university. The struggle for securing its own land and having a spacious campus with modern facilities still continues. The NAAC Peer Team is, however, satisfied to see the efforts made by the college in this direction.

The college has made untiring efforts to generate revenues from various sources and the infrastructure is being developed with an aim for quality education. The recent additions to and modifications in the college infrastructure in general and its library, computer room, conference hall, gymnasium etc in particular are noteworthy. The college is also motivating the teachers and students to undertake various activities that would add to academic ambience on the campus. Keeping in mind the constraints and also need for future developments, the team has made the following suggestions:

The college may take up the matter of de-linking the Higher Secondary unit from the Degree unit with the State Government.

Introduction of P.G. courses in Commerce may be thought of.

It should gradually convert the college from a mere Commerce College into an institute of Commerce Education stressing MBA, CA, Computer Major etc.

One playground is necessary and the open space adjacent to the existing building may be utilized for that purpose.

Orientation courses should be conducted for students to make use of the computerised library facilities.

Efforts to get permanent affiliation and also UGC recognition may continue. In future, the college may think of applying for autonomous status.

NSS activities may be extended to conduct surveys into problems of the locality and various activities may be taken up in collaboration with Gos and NGOs like launching of a feeding centre for the unfortunate people living around who do not have anybody to support.

One well equipped Common Room with necessary accessories for the girl students is necessary.

Girls may be encouraged to participate in sports and other activities by providing appropriate facilities.

Placement Cell need to act more vigorously. Some companies may be invited for campus interview and some brilliant students be prepared for the purpose annually.

Value Education classes once a week for the students by an efficient and knowledgeable person may be introduced.

More care should be taken to prepare the students for the final examination. For example- tutorial classes are necessary beyond the college hours.

Teachers' orientation for pursuit of advanced knowledge and research may be
accelerated.

Weak students should be given special attention by formalising remedial coaching.

Students' participation in academic and other activities may be encouraged. 'Teacher is a learner; and student is also a teacher': this adage can be highlighted.

The College may introduce major in Mathematics, Statistics and Economics too as these subjects are intricately related to the commerce culture.

The college may maintain a rapport with the other colleges of commerce in the city/region and thus strengthen a bond of cooperation by exchanging good teachers.
Since the college does not provide hostel facilities, it is suggested it can provide a college bus for students who are coming from far-off places.

The college students have rich cultural heritage as exhibited in various activities. This potential may be channelised for future professional applications in tourism and hospitality industry.

The resource generation drive may continue and sources like UGC, North Eastern Council and various other funding agencies may be tapped.

The co-operation by Government and university are vital for the development of the college. The absence of representatives from these important stakeholders during peer team interactions highlights need for enhanced attention and rapport building measures.

The college may develop perspective plan for academic as well as infrastructural expansion in near future.

The team wishes to place on record its deep appreciation of the teachers, students, non-teaching staff, Principal and the management for their cooperation and hospitality during the visit of the peer team. It is expected that this exercise will help the college to continue its quest for knowledge and excellence. The team wishes a bright future to the college.

Prof. (Mrs.) K. S. Lyngdoh

Prof. Swami Suparnananda

Dr. Hitesh Deka.
Principal.



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